Back in high school, in the '80s, DJ Boy Alberto jerry-rigged a couple of portable CD players for his DJ setup. He played industrial artists like Ministry and new wave bands like New Order. Now, things have come full circle: Boy Alberto is one of the opening acts on the bill at the Metro in Chicago on Friday, and the headliner is former New Order bassist Peter Hook. He joined Eight Forty-Eight for the hour and gave host Alison Cuddy a preview of his set at the Metro.
Boy Alberto has a monthly residency at Subterranean in Wicker Park. He also spins brunch at the Fairmont Hotel downtown and runs his own production company, Luv.n.muzik. He plays at Metro in Chicago on Friday.
DJ Boy Alberto: Mini Set
Propaganda, "Das Testament des Dr Mabuse from Outside World (ZTT Records Ltd)
Kraftwerk, "Tour De France" from Tour De France (Astralwerks)
Fever Ray, "When I Grow Up" from Fever Ray (Mute)